Nurses protest in Kisii as State gives lecturers Sh5.2 billion

Nurses demonstrate in Kisii town on July 19, 2017. They were reacting to the governments' decision to implement lecturers' CBA while ignoring theirs. PHOTO | ELGAR MACHUKA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Mr Oigo said mortality rates have increased since the nurses' strike began as most patients can not afford to seek treatment at private health facilities.
  • The Kisii County Knun Deputy Secretary Eric Rioba said that the nurses will not return to work unless their grievances are addressed.

Nurses in Kisii County are back to the streets to protest over the government’s decision to implement the lecturers' collective bargaining agreement (CBA) while ignoring theirs.

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